November 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Thanksgiving Food Safety

Small Cotton Harvest Translates into Economic Losses

Ancient Airways

Researchers Receive Grant from National Science Foundation

Museum Hosts Exhibition from World-Renowned Uffizi Museum

Campus Connection

Supreme Court Justice Scalia to Make Lubbock Appearance

Professor Named Extraordinary Woman in Texas Law

School of Law Teams Take Two National Championships

Schools of Law and Business Listed in Princeton Review

Texas Tech and El Centro College Establish Partnership

Meat Judging Team Wins Third Consecutive Victory

Museum of Texas Tech Receives National Accreditation

Lubbock Shows Air Travelers its Knight Life

Development

Merket Alumni Center Expansion

Jones AT&T Stadium Fundraising Effort Nears Goal

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring

Featured Tradition

Cultivating the Home Field Advantage, A Memoir

What It Feels Like...

To Perform in the Celtic Ensemble

University Wallpaper

November Wallpaper

Featured Alumnus

Bob Garrett

Athletics

Texas Tech Second in BCS Standings

No. 2 Red Raiders Rout No. 8 Cowboys, 56-20

Harrell Among Draddy Award Finalists

Tech Duo Among Maxwell Semifinalists

Pass or Catch 2008 Campaign

Texas Tech University Press News

Pecans: The Story in a Nutshell

Holiday Calendar

The end of the fall semester is a busy time on the Texas Tech campus

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Texas Tech Welcomes Two New Expansion Projects

Merket Alumni Center Expansion

The Texas Tech Alumni Association launched a major capital campaign Oct. 10 to double the size of the Merket Alumni Center.

The expansion will include three additional banquet rooms, a Grand Ballroom, serving kitchen with storage, a circulation, staging and planning office, a bride’s room and new restrooms. [more]

Jones AT&T Stadium Fundraising Effort Nears Goal

The $25 million fundraising effort for the expansion of Jones AT&T Stadium, which has received overwhelming support from Red Raider fans and the community, is entering the final phase. With the goal in sight, a final drive to secure the remaining funds is underway. [more]

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Food Safety

Don’t let food poisoning spoil the festivities.

Our food safety expert dishes on how to cut out food poisoning this Thanksgiving ... cold turkey. [more]

Small Cotton Harvest Translates into Economic Losses

Texas Tech researchers estimate up to $517 million in economic losses due to high winds and cool temperatures. [more]

Texas Tech Paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee contributes to flying drone design based on prehistoric flying reptile

Ancient Airways

Texas Tech Paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee contributes to flying drone design based on prehistoric flying reptile. [more]

 

Researchers Receive Grant from National Science Foundation

Team including two Texas Tech researchers will receive a grant to study water scarcity in the Ogallala Aquifer. [more]

Thanksgiving Dinner

Museum Hosts Exhibition from World-Renowned Uffizi Museum

"Painting the Italian Landscape: Views from the Uffizi" consists of 45 pieces ranging from the 1500s to the mid-20th century. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Supreme Court Justice Scalia to Make Lubbock Appearance

Texas Tech’s Sandra Day O'Connor Distinguished Lecture Series hosts second event. [more]

Professor Named Extraordinary Woman in Texas Law

Susan Saab Fortney to be honored as one of 30 "Extraordinary Women in Texas Law." [more]

School of Law Teams Take Two National Championships

Weekend law competitions in California and Albuquerque yield top honors for two moot court teams. [more]

Schools of Law and Business Listed in Princeton Review

Princeton Review Books guide millions of students each year through transitions from high school to college to professional studies. [more]

Texas Tech and El Centro College Establish Partnership

The partnership between the institutions was established with help from a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. [more]

Meat Judging Team Wins Third Consecutive Victory

Team boasts 80-point victory over nearest competitor; four individuals place in top ten overall. [more]

Museum of Texas Tech Receives National Accreditation

Museum recognized for its quality and commitment to accountability and dedication to overall excellence. [more]

Lubbock Shows Air Travelers its Knight Life

Two new airport displays focus on the importance of chess in Lubbock. [more]

Wait, there's more news @ Texas Tech Today!

Don't forget, check the online news center for current Texas Tech news! [more]

Featured Tradition

Cultivating the Home Field Advantage, A Memoir

Jones AT&T Stadium

When the doors opened at Texas Tech University in 1925, only a few buildings stood on the vast amount of barren land.

There were no paved roads, sidewalks, bike paths or beautifully manicured landscapes. Students walked to class along trampled cow paths, trying to avoid the occasional goat head.

As for me, a playing field for the newly established Matador football team, I was merely an uncultivated field with undiscovered potential. [more]

What It Feels Like...
to Perform in the Celtic Ensemble

Jillian Schmitt is studying vernacular music with an emphasis in hand percussion and has been a member of Texas Tech University’s Celtic Music Ensembles since its inaugural semester in 2006. She has participated in every Celtic Christmas and talks about what it’s like to learn new instruments, an entirely new way to play and … how to dance. [more]

Red Raider Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop.

We will be selecting a new shot of our beautiful campus each month, courtesy of university photographers Artie Limmer and Joey Hernandez. [more]

Featured Alumni

Bob Garrett

Bob Garrett

The outside of the Chemistry Building looked much the same to Bob Garrett. But inside, everything had changed.

The changes are all progress, he said, much like how the oil industry has changed completely since he earned his degree.

Sure, it’s still about drilling a hole in the ground and getting oil or gas out of it. But better technology and newer procedures – something he’s played a role in during his career – have revolutionized the processes to make it safer and more efficient, he said. [more]

University Press News

Pecans: The Story in a Nutshell

Pecans are a tough nut to crack, but a Texas Tech University Press author has made their history sweeter than pecan pie to read.

Jane Manaster’s “Pecans: The Story in a Nutshell” is a fun, fast read for anyone who grows, sells or just loves to eat pecans. [more]

Holiday Calendar

The end of the fall semester is a busy time on the Texas Tech campus. [more]

Athletic News

Texas Tech Second in BCS Standings

Texas Tech gained some ground on top-ranked Alabama and trail the Crimson Tide by a mere .0099 in the latest BCS standings. [more]

No. 2 Red Raiders Rout No. 8 Cowboys, 56-20

Texas Tech Football

Around the time Michael Crabtree caught his second touchdown and stood in the back of the end zone staring at the crowd – or maybe when he celebrated his third score with a high-flying chest bump into Graham Harrell – the questions about Texas Tech vanished. [more]

Harrell Among Draddy Award Finalists

Texas Tech senior quarterback one of 15 members that will receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. [more]

Tech Duo Among Maxwell Semifinalists

The Big 12 Conference's most prolific pass-catch duo is among 15 players listed as semifinalists for the 72nd Maxwell Award. Mike Leach, head coach of the second-ranked Red Raiders, is one of 15 coaches vying for the George Munger Award. [more]

Pass or Catch 2008 Campaign

Vote Michael Crabtree or Graham Harrell for the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy. [more]

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Carol of Lights is one of Texas Tech's most unique and treasured traditions. Join the Texas Tech Alumni Association at the fifth Pre-Lighting Festival December 5 prior to the Carol of Lights. [more]

Holiday Gift Ideas

You don't have to fight the crowds this holiday season because the Texas Tech Alumni Association has many different gift ideas for your friends and family. All proceeds go towards the Texas Tech Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. [more]

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring

Since 1999, Texas Tech has had one universal symbol of academic achievement - The Official Texas Tech Class Ring.

The Fall 2008 Official Ring Ceremonies will take place at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 17, 18 and 19 at the Merket Alumni Center located at 17th and University. [more]